10 years later, TPD remembers Corporal Mike Roberts

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A memorial was held this morning to remember a former Tampa police officer. Corporal Mike Roberts was shot and killed 10 years ago today.

Mayor Jane Castor and Chief Brian Dugan joined Roberts' family and former colleagues at a remembrance ceremony in front of TPD's monument for fallen officers. 

Castor was police chief at the time of Corporal Roberts' death.

It happened in 2009, when Roberts responded to a call about a suspicious person and encountered Humberto Delgado pushing a shopping cart.  He ended up fighting with Delgado over weapons in the cart, and was killed when a bullet struck part of his body not protected by body armor.

Roberts left behind a wife and a son, who was 3 at the time.

Delgado was convicted and is serving a life sentence.